Simin Daneshvar

1921 - 2012

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Simin Dāneshvar (Persian: سیمین دانشور‎)‎ (28 April 1921 – 8 March 2012) was an Iranian academic, novelist, fiction writer and translator. She was largely regarded as the first major Iranian woman novelist. Her books dealt with the lives of ordinary Iranians, especially those of women, and through the lens of recent political and social events in Iran at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simin Daneshvar has received more than 83,003 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Simin Daneshvar is the 3,573rd most popular writer (down from 3,459th in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from Iran and the 40th most popular Iranian Writer.

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Among writers, Simin Daneshvar ranks 3,573 out of 5,794Before her are Pierre Souvestre, Pyotr Vyazemsky, Françoise Giroud, Veniamin Kaverin, Walter Kempowski, and Ludwig Anzengruber. After her are Walter J. Ong, Yun Seondo, Moa Martinson, Stevan Sremac, Albert Ehrenstein, and Grigor Parlichev.

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Among people born in 1921, Simin Daneshvar ranks 227Before her are Carmen Laforet, Sune Andersson, Alexander Kemurdzhian, John Agar, Jacques Martin, and Ben Bradlee. After her are Cuthbert Sebastian, Viktor Chukarin, Saul Zaentz, Rodney Dangerfield, Manny Ayulo, and James Blish. Among people deceased in 2012, Simin Daneshvar ranks 206Before her are Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, Paavo Berglund, Jim Marshall, Simeon ten Holt, Dara Singh, and Jiří Raška. After her are Claude Miller, Lupe Ontiveros, Rafael Lesmes, Ann Curtis, Levon Helm, and Zakaria Mohieddin.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Simin Daneshvar ranks 277 out of 463Before her are Arash (1977), Iraj Mirza (1874), Mahmoud Taleghani (1911), Abdolkarim Soroush (1945), Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963), and Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (1931). After her are Sadeq Khan Zand (1800), Shaun Toub (1963), Masoud Kimiai (1941), Ali Akbar Velayati (1945), Dariush Mehrjui (1939), and Bahram Beyzai (1938).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Simin Daneshvar ranks 40Before her are Mohammad-Taqi Bahar (1886), Samad Behrangi (1939), Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi (995), Asadi Tusi (999), Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (1923), and Iraj Mirza (1874). After her are Bahram Beyzai (1938), Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (1892), Kader Abdolah (1954), Bozorg Alavi (1904), Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (1940), and Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani (1939).